In many ways, Uruguay is in a class of its own in Latin America. The country has the region’s highest per capita income, its lowest poverty rate and among its lowest levels of inequality. Uruguay’s energy matrix is the region’s greenest and its economy is forecast to grow a healthy 3.6%. In a time of extreme polarization in Latin America and the rest of the world, its political culture is marked by civility. The new issue of Americas Quarterly is about Uruguay and what we can all learn from what is arguably Latin America’s greatest modern success story. In this episode, Brian Winter and journalist Martín Aguirre, head of El País, discuss how Uruguay got there, the limitations of this success and where the country is headed.
Martín Aguirre is director of El País
Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief
What Uruguay Can Teach Us by Brian Winter
The Mayor Who Wants to Be Uruguay’s President by Carina Novarese
Uruguay Shows the Power of a Sense of Security by Susan Segal
Uruguay’s “Fascinating Gambit” On Trade by Eric Farnsworth
Tags: AQ Podcast, China and Latin America, Trade deals, Uruguay